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MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
president obama is doing the right thing in protecting the people of egypt on their desired road to democracy. that's "hardball" now. thanks for being with us. the last word with lawrence o'donnell starts now. >>> on the first day of black history month, president obama finds himself in the middle of struggles for rights. the right to democracy in egypt and the right to health care here at home. >> i believe health care is a right and not a privilege. >> that's wrong. it's unconstitutional. >> a judge ruling the health care reform unconstitutional. it's about rights. >> states have rights. >> he wrote quote, the act, like a defectively watch needs to be resigned. >> buying stuff can be regulated. but, if i am not buying anything, how can you regulate me for not doing anything? >> republicans are calling it proof that the law is massive overreach. the requirement, this bill falls. what about other mandates? is it against the law to be required to have automobile insurance? >> the president did not want to return to last year's fights. we'll have the supreme court decision on healt
FOX News
Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
they're in good condition now. and they are in safe hands. president obama today asked for an assist from almighty in the egypt situation. white house correspondent wendell goler reports the administration has much more earthly explanation for the chaos. >> at the national prayer breakfast, president obama's thoughts were with the people of egypt. >> we pray the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspiration of the egyptian people will be realized. that a better day will dawn over egypt. >> the administration officials said egypt's government appears responsible for violence against protesters and journalists. whether or not the orders came from mubarak himself. >> this is a violation that guarantees freedom of the press. unsemblable under any circumstances. >> secretary clinton spokeman called wednesday a bad day for egypt. they question the military limiting violence separating the pro and anti-mubarak demonstrators. >> broadly speaking, military played important and constructive role in being stabilizing force on the ground. >> many specialist -- military specialist
CNN
Feb 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
hour. there's growing concern the obama administration is sending mixed signals to egypt with the defense secretary robert gates now speaking out about the crisis for the first time, and he's praising, praisie ining in strong terms and words, the egyptian military. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she has details. what's the latest. >> reporter: well, you know, wolf, the white house calling for a media change and the state department calling for a processive change. one thing seems very clear. the protesters are not going away. with crowds swelling in cairo's tahrir square, a greater sense of urgency from the u.s. that the egyptian government needs to show change is coming. in a phone call u.s. vice president joe biden telling egyptian vice president omar suleiman there must be a transition with, quote, immediate, irreversible progress. >> vice president suleiman made particularly unhelpful comments about egypt not being ready for democracy, about not seeing a lift of the emergency law, and i don't -- i don't think that in any way squares with what th
CBS
Feb 6, 2011 11:30am EST
. here in the united states president obama asked mubarak to abc indicate now. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief an orderly transition must be meaningful, egypt's overall military budget. question, president obama urges president mubarak to leave office at once. what is president obama's rational for pushing him over the brink? >> the obama administration got out in front and it got too far out in front, john. all that violence occurred wednesday, the obama administration has been caught flat flood in the tide has begun to turn in favor of the government. mubarak's guys are in the streets, they've indicated they'll fight to defend him. the army stayed neutral. the israelis and saudis came out and said the americans are undercutting, stabbing mubarak in the back, an old friend, throwing him seemed to indicate that he wants to be there when the next president is inaugurated, and as of now there is no way in my judgment those protestors without the help of the army can remove president mubarak if he does not wish to go. i think the army and muba
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 5:00am EST
. >> the budget battle, president obama's spending plan as big cuts, but critics want more. >> later, major upsets on music pose the biggest night. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. happy valentine's day. thanks for joining us. we will have much more of the breaking news that we are following this morning. let's give started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> lisa baden in a moment. we're starting with meteorologist adam caskey. i love the numbers today. be very windy to today. still breezy tomorrow. pretty breezy through the extended forecast. the wind is going to affect temperatures. a san downs this week. but more u thanp down. 46 in alexandria. 46 in mitchellville. 44 in rockville and 46 installing. the wind will accelerate through the morning. wind advisory through the dead until 10:00 p.m. some gusts as high as 50 and maybe 55 miles an hour with temperatures approaching 50 degrees today. a little busier --breezy. >>> a nice sp
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 6:00am EST
burglary goes bad. we will have a live report. >> the budget battle, president obama's spending plan as big cuts, but critics want more. >> ♪ >> major upsets on music's biggest night. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is 6:00 on this monday, february 14, valentine's day. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. good morning. i hope you had a good weekend. happy valentine's day. traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has been the forecast, but it will be like spring by the end of the weekend. >> it's going to be a warm week. there will be a few ups and downs. there's a wind advisory in effect today because there could be gusts up to 55 miles an hour. wind out of the south right now. now 47 at4 and it's reagan national downtown. 46 in gaithersburg, 49 in martinsburg. 46 in culpeper. 50 degrees in fredericksburg. well into the 50's for high temperatures today. los 60's down south of the metro area. wind advisory until 10:00 p.m. in the 20's tonight. wind chills in the
PBS
Feb 13, 2011 12:30pm PST
it to the american people. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, jim webb and jon kyl. and congressman resigns. a warning in the digital age. the honor of the redskins says he has beeee smeared and slandered. he is suing. >> frog is wrong and that is what it is all about. -- wrong is wrong and that's what it's all about. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> mubarak steps down, and power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure. nobody knows for sure the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made -- people were absolutely overjoyed at the news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved to shamr el-sheikh, but he finally got the message and stepped down. apparently what he did was extra constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next for the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, loo
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm EST
the obama administration tand democrat congress pursued an agenda of every frustrated liberal at the expense of the public good and contrary to the will of the people. when america needed a growth strategy to revive our session-racked economy, the obama administration and the pelosi-reid congress gave us a $1 trillion stimulus bill that only stimulated more government. as unemployment soared to 10%, america needed and called for policies that would spur job creation. instead of focusing on jobs, the obama administration and its democrat congress spent a year concocketting a government-run health care system, one that stifles job creation as well as drives up the cost of health care. at a time when we desperately needed incentives to create new jobs, president obama and his congressional allies tried to impose the biggest tax increase in american history on small business owners by letting the bush tax cuts expire. two years of their calling for these massive tax increases caused more uncertainty among employers, making them reluctant to hire anybody or spend more money. along the way, the pr
FOX News
Jan 31, 2011 9:00pm EST
american presidencies. from reagan to obama has endured and lived with and supported the tyranny of hosni mubarak >> sean: isn't it connected to the fact when you go back to camp david accords and sadat after his assassination the fact that egypt lived up to that accord in an environment surrounded by countries that even they were alienated for living up to that accord for the first 10 years? >> right. i believe he's a man of egypt. the peace was made not by hosni mubarak, it was made by sadat. mubarak kept the peace the peace was made in 1977 by a very brave man by the name of anwar sadat. >> sean: i read his autobiography. i think fundamentally what is the third option? if not the muslim brotherhood and elbaradei? if it is not going to be pew mu stays in place? is the third option, vice president's tomorrow will meet with opposition leaders and try and form some type of coalition? >> the third way would be genuine power sharing between the military and civilian administration. the military could be the political system would not go in the wrong hands. the civilian opposition, unity gove
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2011 6:15pm EST
word? it is wrong to care? we are against care? we are going to fight against care? i am glad obama cares. i am glad democrats care. [applause] look, if it is not democrats who are caring about somebody getting kicked around because they have a pre-existing illness, who is going to care? if democrats don't care about small businesses who cannot afford health care, who is going to care? if democrats are not the ones caring about the cost of college, who is going to care? we do care. that is one of the great things about being a democrat, a we should be very proud of that approach worked president. in that battle between focusing on the future and the other party fighting the battles of the past, we are wrong to see more of this over the next two years and it will make it easier to make that choice plane to the american people. but the time when our next together, the reelection will be up and running and will likely begin in the second quarter of the year. the president has announced in an unusual way, the reelection will not be in the washington d.c. area. he said it worked in chica
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 4:30am EST
. >>> 4:35 on this thursday morning. president obama is thinking high-tech. abercrombie and fitch is increasing prices. >> now to linda bell in new york. >> if you shop at abercrombie, the latest retailer raising prices. the soaring cost of cotton is adding pressure to their bottom line. the company says prices will go up sometime this year, but declined to say by how much. high grocery bills will remain high. they will stay that way awhile. an agriculture analyst tells us at blumberg that the prices of everything are rising and may last longer than rallies on the past. there's strong demand from china as one reason. economists expect there to be arise in the cost of living due to the higher food costs in part. president obama is rubbing elbows with some of the biggest ceo's today in technology. they will discuss job creation as well as the economy with them in a private session. that is business news live at blumberg headquarters in new york. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. -- bloomberg. >>> 4:36. >> another journalist caught in the mayhem. this time it was caught on tape, i
FOX News
Feb 4, 2011 4:00am EST
mountain of government red tape and send his challenge of president obama's healthcare law to the top. chief political correspondent carl cameron maps out the plan and the opposition. >> we can't waste more time on symbolic. >> they petitioned the u.s. supreme court for expedited consideration of his state's constitutional challenge to the obama healthcare law. >> this is an extraordinary remedy but a case that fids their qualifications it's within their discretion whether they skip the appellate court. >> after showing the case is of imperative importance to devate from normal appellate practice. so far, 28 states filed federal lawsuits and two district courts ruled it unconstitutional and and two ruled it constitutional. last month, the obama justice department filed a joint motion for expedited consideration of the virginia case. fourth circuit court of appeals, "the constitutionality of the affordable care act has public policy implication of the highest magnitude." but the administration shown little interest to skip the appellate level to go to the supreme court. the constitutio
PBS
Feb 13, 2011 3:00pm PST
a magic moment for the obama administration? >> it depends on how it works out. it has a few more steps to go here. including what happens in other nations. but just a lot riding on -- just elaborating on colby's point on education and the long history of egypt. these folks and egypt just organize through facebook, twitter, and street talk. -- and straight talk to the overthrow of a 30-year government. the idea that they don't have experience with democracy, it true, but they are smart and are obviously capable of using as many tools to organize -- >> what did he shut it down for awhile? -- but didn't he shut it down for awhile? >> and then they found a way to get around it. these people on the banister did they have quite a bit of stability. >> just one factual point on the muslim brotherhood. it held 88 seats in the last election. as far as political payoff for american foreign policy achievements, at the camp david accords, jimmy carter loses. the berlin wall comes down, germany is the unite -- is reunited, george bush's defeat it. have determined, nato, this is rest of europe, -- ha
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
yule -- annual national prayer breakfast, president obama said the u.s. is mindful of the violence in egypt. >> and we pray the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> in recent days, the omaga -- obama administration is calling on mubarak to accept change and to transition to a more democratic system and president obama urged restraint on all sides amid the escalation there. >>> talk about the economy. president obama wants americans to switch to clean energy. they called on businesses to invest in clean energy technology and said go -- the tax credit if commercial buildings are more energy efficient and hopes they will create jobs and help the environment. >>> it was a brazen heist at the bellagio. a man caught on camera stealing $1.5 million in casino chips. now, police say that they know who he is. >>> plus, a burglary suspect caught in montgomery county. that guy probably would still be free right now. if he was not so greedy and oh, so forget
CBS
Feb 9, 2011 7:00pm EST
the signal that we should start growing again as america. >> president obama says he is looking forward to working with the gop and other democrats on cutting the budget and trimming the debt. he unveils his new budget plan next week. the republicans roll out their proposal tomorrow. >>> virginia's attorney general trying to expedite taking president obama's health care plan to the speak. he filed a petition to leapfrog the appeal's court review and take the case straight to the high court. the republican lawmaker wants the supreme court to consider the challenge to spare states and the private sector expenses. >>> we are tracking a little snow that could dust our area tonight. chief meteorologist topper shutt is on it. he has got the details. and up next, a break through in the treatment of breast cancer. what it means for every woman and man who has been diagnosed with this disease. [ male announcer ] from maryland to the mall and beyond, it's easy to spot a capital one bank. ♪ ♪ ♪ the most branches and atms in the dc area. one near you. [ all ] what's in your wallet? one near y
CNN
Feb 18, 2011 11:00am EST
are criticizing michelle obama for creating what they say is a nanny state. carol costello joins us from washington. carol what is the concern here? what is the complaint? >> well, the concern is with the allegations that michelle obama wants to create a nanny state. it started with michelle obama's little garden at the white house. she invited children to plant vegetables to encourage kids to eat healthy, the start of her childhood anti-obesity campaign, which many people said was a no downside issue. wrong. turns out some conservatives say that planted the seeds of her real goal, to create a nanny state, an allegation that gained steam when she championed breast feeding because some people say breast feeding leads to slimmer adults, and that came around the time that the irs said breast pumps could be a tax deduction. michelle bachman says to think that the government has to buy my breast pump for my babies, i think you just got the definition of the nanny state, and yesterday sarah palin jumped on that band wagon again. >> it's no wonder that michelle obama is saying, you better breas
FOX News
Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
to the discretionary budget rather than a machete. >> bill: president obama's budgets far too big and will not stand. we will tell you what should be done and debate it with crowley, colmes, and dobbs. >> police in menace us is were responding to a blood bath. four people were shot. >> bill: is it legal very busy tonight. illegal alien in virginia allegedly murders three people. a member of the minutemen convicted of murder. and david beckham loses big in court. >> i just wanted to ask you a quick question. >> is this an ambush? >> listen, this is not how do you an ambush, man. you have got to have a real camera first of all. >> bill: once again a far left loon confronts factor producer jesse waters. it didn't turn out well for the guy. >> like a smile usually helps. a little tip. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the factor will solve the deficit crisis right here tonight. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. president obama held a press conference today saying that
NBC
Feb 20, 2011 11:00am EST
. president obama used to point to big spender george bush but after putting down his third straight trillion dollar deficit, the president is the one stuck with the big spender label. why would republicans help him lose it? finally, playing hard to get. new jersey governor chris christie is the only republican who beat barack obama in the polls but he insists he's just not ready. was he born to run? hi, i'm norah o'donnell. chris matthews is off today. his msnbc special on bill clinton's post presidency airs monday night. we're all looking forward to that. welcome to today. with us the huffington post's howard fineman, nbc's kelly o'donnell. "atlanta journal-constitution"'s cynthia tucker and politico's john harris. first up, america broke? the urgency of our debt crisis is long talked about but now is really hitting home. on the state level we seen the face-off between governors and public employees. most dramatically out in wisconsin. on the federal level, there's a growing sense of the fury that brought in the tea party might lead to a bipartisan deal on entitlements. here's a graphic tha
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2011 12:30am EST
president obama talks about the budget and education. we will also have reaction from the pentagon, the white house budget office, and members of congress. on tuesday, the house is expected to start debate on a bill that proposes a broad reductions in fiscal year 2011 spending levels possible vote later in the week. live health coverage on c-span. tomorrow on c-span3, a hearing on public employee pensions and state financial problems. our live coverage starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are focused with the threat is. our goal is to protect whatever consumers or employees use. >> monday, cyber security on the communicator's on c-span2. >> not a look at the week ahead for the president and congress. this is just under an hour. "washington journal" continues. host: our sunday round table, welcome back. let's begin with c-pac conference which wrapped up yesterday. coming in first in the non- binding straw poll again this year, texas commerce ron paul getting 30%. what do you read into those numbers? guest: ron paul has proved to be pretty popular. this group -- the tracks c
ABC
Feb 13, 2011 11:00pm EST
was released upon his own personal recognizance. a battle is brewing on capitol hill. tomorrow, president obama will send congress a session with several proposals. some republicans are positioning themselves for a fight. they say, if it does not go far enough, they may shut down the federal government. >> at least a handful of republicans are making headlines by raising the possibility of a government shutdown -- fails to agree to spending cuts. and taking to the sunday talk shows -- >> this is a very difficult budget. over one trillion dollars in domestic spending over the years. >> we have a very deep problem facing us. >> the white house budget director is selling a budget plan. that will be the focus of congress for months to come. >> republicans will say this is not enough. the president is cut -- is talking about cutting $1 trillion over several years. others want $4 trillion. >> they want to spend more on education, high-speed rail, and a new economy jobs. to pay for that, a pay freeze. they will cut potential tax increases. the white house claims that they will have a $400 billion savi
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2011 6:00am EST
said that he believes a republican will be president -- will beat president obama in 2012. he said he is seriously considering a second bid for the presidency. the governor was in washington, d.c. to kickoff a tour for his new book. the next stops are in the state's scheduled to hold the first presidential caucus in 2012, iowa. this is 50 minutes. >> can everybody hear me? good. it is great to see this great crowd here. wonderful. mike huckabee is here today. it is a part of his book tour to promote his newest book, "a simple government: twelve things we really need from washington (and a trillion that we don't!)." is an honor and pleasure to introduce a man who burst on the national stage in to those and it when he won our republican caucuses and finished third behind and john mccain and mitt romney in the nomination for president. he burst on page 6 of "the washington post." the question on many minds now is whether he will pursue the republican nomination in 2012. maybe he will tell us today. governor mike huckabee was born in 1955 in hope, ark., nine years after bill clinton was b
FOX News
Feb 4, 2011 1:00pm EST
that the departure of president mubarak will happen. he will leave. but the big question is whether obama and the u.s. administration have the end game in place. do they know what will happen the minute he leaves? do they know who will fill the vacuum? this is no gain. i know everybody is watching it on television, but it's not a movie. it's real life. and these are real people. and this is a very, very volatile and very unpredictable region. and we want to make sure that whatever happens in egypt next is for the best for the egyptain people and the stability of the region. this could be mubarak's last weekend, but it could be egypt's last weekend of stability. and i think that this should be managed cautiously, gradually and carefully to assure that when mubarak leaves, there is a credible regime in place, which will, indeed, bring the egyptain people the democracy and freedom that they wish and they deserve. megyn: more and more some are focusing on elbaradei, who was a u.n. weapons' inspector that went into iran. he said there was nothing to worry about. when he got out, other weapons' inspector
FOX News
Feb 6, 2011 10:00am EST
their promise, put the cuts into the budget and let obama veto it and shut the government down, if that is the case, or let democrats in the senate block it and, again, shut the government down and that will be on them, not on the republicans. >> jamie: that is interesting. is there a risk/reward analysis here? what do the house republicans have to lose by sticking to the pledge and seeing what democrats do in the senate? >> i think that you are exactly right, that that is absolutely the best possible scenario, because the worst thing that can happen is that democrats block it. and republicans can always go into the next election, saying we kept our promise and we were the adults, we made these proposed cuts, obviously, we don't control the sentence and don't control the white house and therefore we couldn't, you know, didn't succeed, democrats blocked it, but, if that this is case, then you -- you know, every election is pin the tail on the donkey and you pin the tail on the donkey and make sure you win the argument and blame it on the democrats. and, they -- that way they hav
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 4:00am EST
divide is trade. the administration point man on that says president obama will send a deal with south korea to congress soon but the republicans are not satisfie mike emanuel tells us why. >> on capitol hill, the trade representative tried to sell lawmakers on administration commitment to free trade. ambassador ron kirk said they need adjustment. >> colombia and panama have begun to take important steps and we think it's a good signal but more remains to be done. the issues are different. in coalmost byia, there -- colombia, there is long-standing concerns. >> after lunch at the white house with the president, speaker boehner said the house is ready to move forward on free trade now. >> there is a lot of support for south korea. but also quite a bit of support for colombia and panama. it is clear there is an interest to move all three and the sooner the better. >> monday, president mentioned the korea free trade deal once ratified by congress would sustain 70,000 american jobs. >> that is the kind of deal i'll look for as we pursue trade agreements with panama and columbia and work to
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2011 7:00pm EST
, the big right-wing lie. no matter how many times president obama says his's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim. or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? >> wow. >> wow, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%, they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who pick the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus attenders. republicans, religion and reality, our top story tonight. plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november, they threatened more trouble to republicans, we thought. well, here it goes. tea parties helped vote down an extension of the patriot act. o tea party himself last night. the right wingers always talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not the people on the streets? the protesters in tahir square. could they see freedom
ABC
Feb 6, 2011 11:35pm EST
, and i know some others are questioning how involved should the obama administration be at this point. >> that is a great question, and i think that is one that the white house has grappled with him and have kind of settled on an idea that they are siding with the egyptian people. they do not want to look like the backer of a president who is on the way out and who is essentially being overthrown by his own people, but egypt has been a very important ally to us for the past 30 years. military operations in iraq depend on our relationship with them. they want to make sure that they manage this properly. you have a lot of folks calling on obama to say, hey, get behind plan. make sure you are showing some leadership here. but obama and the white house are saying that this is something the egyptian people have to choose, and if they get involved, it would look like the u.s. is forcing the government on the egyptian people and that it is an american commander in chief, and i think obama is trying to take more of the diplomatic route here, saying, certainly, we believe in human rights and a
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
's to step down immediately. the obama administration says not so fast. if mubarak left office right now, it could've been as the transition to democracy. human rights watch says nearly 300 people died in the past two weeks of protests. a google executive detained by the egyptian government last month was released. he says he was behind a facebook posting that sparked the protests. >>> president obama will release his budget a week from today. >> it remains focused on creating jobs. emily schmidt has that story. good morning. >> good morning. president obama is telling the business community that he wants to see them hang out more help- wanted signs to the american workers, but critics say that is a tough sales spits in this economic and political climate. his visit to the chamber of commerce was the first since he took office. he spoke of some strong disagreements. he said american companies had $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets and this is the time to invest. it's 30-minute speech drew only two rounds of applause. thomas speaker john boehner said in a statement after the spee
ABC
Feb 24, 2011 5:00am EST
americans are stuck. it is unlikely they will be libya until tomorrow. president obama is speaking out against violence. the u.s. is looking at a number of options to respond. >> the courts in libya are conflicting. some show peaceful streets and other show brutal crackdown. >> they opened fire on us. we saw that with our own eyes. the government did not hear that we were foreigners. god forgive them for what they did to us. >> nearly 1000 people have died since violence erupted earlier this month. muammar gadaffi is reportedly hiding in tripoli in making grave threat. >> whoever cooperate with foreign countries, the punishment will be execution. >> hundred assistants -- president obama is speaking out against the violence. quite the bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot these protesters. >> gadaffi is doweling vengeance on opponents. -- is still vowing to vengeance on opponents. abc 7 news. >>> thank you. hopes of finding more survivors after the powerful earthquake that hit new zealand are fading. the death toll now stands at 98. more than 200 p
CNN
Feb 9, 2011 7:00pm EST
and bob kagan, stay with us for just a minute. yes, vi, you're a 2020 battleground state. next, the obama administration's top counterterrorism officials and their chilling message. >> in some ways, the threat today may be at its most heightened state since the attacks nearly ten years ago. [ male announcer ] sometimes after surgery straining should be avoided. colace capsules stool softener helps ease straining to make going easier. try colace capsules for effective comfortable relief from occasional constipation. save $3 right now. go to getconstipationrelief.com. can a trading site help make you a sharper trader? mine can. td ameritrade can. they've got trading specialists i can call for help. and paper trading. free practice trading that helps me hone my technique. complex options. and free tutorials. online or in person. can a trading site really make a difference? if it can't, why are you trading there? number one in online equity trades: td ameritrade. trade commission-free for 30 days, plus get up to $500 when you open an account. curtis: welcome back to geico geck csteve, go righ
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
with that part of the story. >> thanks. >> reporter: the obama administration still considering what to do. not actioning. even though critics complain that president obama needs to do more to stop the crisis in a nation that produces as much oil as we do in the entire gulf of mexico. so far he's waiting. president obama again issued a warning. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. >> reporter: backers of libyan strong man moammar gadhafi are defiant. the day after the dictator vowed to crush the rebellion, h power is slipping. and his nation is split. rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> reporter: gadhafi backers blame the west. and many americans are leaving, a dozen or two getting out on a dutch plane, many more tonight on a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worried about being hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. $3.69 in chicago. crude oil as $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer. but big oil's deals with gadhafi
FOX
Feb 7, 2011 6:00am EST
and the eventual lift of egypt's emergency law. back here in the u.s., president obama sad s.a.t. down with fox news host bill o'reilly for a one-on-one interview. >> mr. obama says even though he doesn't know what egyptian president hosni mubarak plans to do, country is not going to be the same. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. they wasn't representative government. they want a responsive government. what we've said is you have to start a transition now. >> reporter: president obama also said it is important not to say that our only two options are the muslim brotherhood or to suppress the egyptian people. >>> checking out top stories, 15 people rounded up in a prostitution bust in the district. this happened saturday after police serveed a warrant on an apartment building in the 3100 block of georgia avenue northwest. two people were charged with operating a house of prostitution. another 13 face either solicitation or profit tuesday charges. owner of the building tells fox 5 he never saw anything unusual or
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 7:00am EST
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: president obama speaking yesterday at the white house weighing in on the situation in egypt. welcome to "washington journal" this february 2, 2011. the latest news from the associated press says the egyptian military is calling for an end to more than a week of demonstrations demanding that mubarak step down immediately after nearly 30 years in power. last night the president of egypt says he would not seek office again but fell short of protesters hope that he will step down. looking at coverage at how editorial boards and pundits are waiting and, "usa today" has this to say. our question for you this egypt headedis toward democracy? the phone numbers to call -- we all -- also have a phone line set up for -- shin-americans. 628-0184. and you can email us. let us take a look at what "usa today" has to say about what is happening in the egypt. do you think egypt is truly heading toward democracy? fort wayne, indiana, on the republican line. caller: egypt to democracy -- like the democracy jimmy carter helped set up in iran in the 1970's.
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2011 7:00am EST
: good morning, and welcome to "washington journal" on this monday, february 7, 2011. president obama will -- the chamber of commerce today for the first time as commander in chief. we will carry that live this morning on c-span at 11:30 a.m. our question to start "washington journal" -- should president obama court of the business community? the numbers to call -- let's take a look at a peace in "usa today" talking about the president's address at the chamber of commerce. obama faces business leaders. host: should the president of the business community? matt, caller from manhattan. what do you think the president should do here? caller: i think he ought to stand up to the business community once and for all. big business, corporations, don't pay taxes. corporations write their own regulations. the regulation is there should be no regulation. they are masters at obtaining what they once a through the government'. and if president obama had any hutzpah backbone, he would be in their face and represent the individual taxpayer. again, thank you for c-span. host: caller from illinois. we
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
done by the blizzard of obama administration job- crushing which it -- regulation. but we cannot today to what needs to be done for our country. so as we prepare for starting today for the next 21 months, i ask you to remember the words of my fellow mississippian, fred smith, the founder and ceo of that act. fred says, "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." [laughter] [applause] and the main thing is electing a republican president next year. [applause] we cannot put america on the right track until we elect a republican president in 2012. and a republican senate to join the republican house in enacting those crucial policies. we will not have the policies that lead to economic growth, job creation, smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, rational regulations, and the stronger american presence in the world in every dimension until we had a republican president to lead for those right policies, the ones that will achieve the right results for america and the world. namaste, the reckless policies of the obama administration and the left-wing congress has brou
ABC
Feb 24, 2011 6:00am EST
in the port in libya. it's unlikely they will leave libya until tomorrow. this comes as president obama is speaking out against the violence. the u.s. is looking at a number of options to respond. reports from libya are conflicting. some images show a peaceful, quiet streets. others show brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters. >> they opened fire on us and we saw the death. the government did not care that we were foreigners. god forgive them for what they did to us. >> roughly 1000 people have died since violence erupted earlier this month. libyan leader muammar gaddafi is making a grave threats. >> tahlequah operates with fallen countries in order to instigated war against libya, their punishment will be execution. -- whoever cooperates with foreign countries in order to investigate war against libya, their punishment will be execution. >> maybe they could ask oil companies to stop operating in that country. oil prices are spiking already because of the unrest. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> the death toll from the tuesday earthquake in new zealand is rising
CBS
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am EST
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this will flies in the face of protests as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympa y sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days fo
NBC
Feb 19, 2011 6:00pm EST
on the street could avoid a government shutdown. we'll tell you all about that and coach obama. today, the leader of the free world led a bunch of 9-year-old girls. we'd love to see your windy weather pictures as well. send those pictures of what's happening in your neighborhood to >>> tonight the violence continues in libya. this morning police attacked a protest encampbellment in the city of ben gaghazi. 84 killed in three days of protests. moammar gadhafi, calling for him to step down. >>> the house worked late into the night to pass a sweeping new spending bill that cuts more than $60 billion from federal programs. the $1.2 trillion spending measure includes cuts to schools, nutrition -- housing spub subsidies for the poor and plans to chine up the chesapeake bay. the big passed. it will now go to the senate where it's less likely to pass. many expect a temporary budget to pass, though, to avoid a government shutdown march 4th. >>> still to come tonight, continuing coverage of the dangerous winds battering the metro area. and tom sherwood is going to join us to talk about his very
CBS
Feb 11, 2011 4:30am EST
or not davis has diplomatic immunity which the u.s. claim he does. >>> president obama and several other world leaders are now questioning decisions by egyptian president hosni mubarak to remain in power. >> in the speech delivered yesterday on al-jazeera, he says he had no intentions of stepping down until september. ines ferre is there. >> reporter: promising the biggest demonstration yet. their anger and frustration only intensified thursday following the latest refusal to step down by president hosni mubarak. >> i have seen that it's required to delegate the powers and authorities of the president to the vice president. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands had poured into the streets hoping to witness history. but instead, mubarak pledged to transfer some power to his vice president and remain in office until september. after the initial shock, came outrage. protestors waved their shoed in the air, chanting in arabic leave, leave, the vice president told them to go home later. after the speech, president obama openly questioned the shift of power in a written statement and also urged officia
CNN
Feb 20, 2011 10:00am EST
of then senator obama in the 2008 elections and has been relatively quiet on that subject in recent months. who better to talk about the democracy movements in the middle east, north africa and u.s. politics and the president's new budget and much more. welcome back, george. >> my pleasure. >> do you think what is going on in the arab world right now reminds you of 1989 when you were very active in helping those countries move to freedom? >> it is very similar. it's historic event, at least equally importance to what happened then. and it really is a spontaneous desire of people living in closed societies to shake off the dictatorship and corrupt regimes and to move towards democracy. the big difference between 1989 and now is that there it was a -- the soviet dictatorship that was collapsing. here its our allies that are changing. and now we have to actually regain the confidence and alliance of the people in these countries. >> in eastern europe, the people were for us because we opposed those regimes. >> that's right. >> here we have supported the regimes so the people look at us, at least w
FOX News
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
for being with us. greta is next. see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight, huge test for president obama. special appearances on the record. former president george herbert walker bush, former first lady barbara bush go on the record minutes away. >> first, a blockbuster letter gets dropped on president obama. this is a telling test does the president want a quick answer on whether the new health care law is constitutional or not? so the nation can plan or is he playing games? 28 republican governor sent a letter to the president demanding the fast track to the supreme court. asking the justice department attorney general holder to join the 28 governors in asking the supreme court for an expedited decision on the constitutionality of the health care legislation. former governor -- florida governor scott joins us. in your state you have the 26 or 28 states, who have won the decision from the court that the mandate and the entire statute is unconstitutional. it can linger through the courts or go immediately to the supreme court to fast track. why do you want fast track? >> we want to -- f
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